Alice Marie Najvar
March 25, 1929 – July 29, 2020
Alice Marie Horney Najvar, 91, of Goliad, Texas, fortified with the sacraments of the Catholic church, entered into eternal life peacefully of natural causes on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at her home in Grapevine, Texas.
Alice was born March 25, 1929, in Goliad, daughter of the late Alex & Anna Horney. She and Marcel John "M.J." Najvar were married February 5, 1947, until his passing in 1993.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Jimmie Najvar, and her brother and sister-in-law, Raymon & Irene Bruchmiller.
Alice is survived by her daughters, Annette (Tim) Milliken and their children, Madison (Danielle) Milliken and Hillary (Thad) Warren; Patricia (Ronnie) Morris and their children Sarah (Aaron) Pose and Samuel Morris (Erika Weissman); Janice (Royce) Carville and their sons, Kevin (Kim) Carville and Darin Carville; son, Allen (Wendy) Najvar; daughter-in-law, Jolaine Lanehart and sons, Sam (Annette') Najvar and John Najvar (Ana Quilo). She was blessed with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Alice was a very loving wife and mother, remembered for her sweet smile, joyful demeanor, and pure heart. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as her family and friends were her greatest treasure. Throughout her life, she enjoyed scratch cooking, collecting recipes, gardening, shopping, dining out, reading, and playing games. She was especially competitive in the game of dominoes, which she played regularly with her husband and other couples throughout her adult life in Goliad. Even in her later years, her mind remained sharp and regularly won at dominoes. She also continued to receive the Goliad paper throughout her life to keep up with the happenings of her hometown, which she loved.
A life-long Catholic, Alice was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Goliad, where she and M.J. were married. In 1999, she moved to the Sun City Retirement Community in Georgetown and became a member of St. Helen Church. She was blessed to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Annette & Tim, for the last 6 years of her life, first in Georgetown and then in Grapevine, where she attended St. Francis of Assisi Church.
A strong spirit with a fierce love-of-life, she was truly happy until her death, determined to live to 100. She will be greatly missed by all those who loved and knew her.
Due to the pandemic, private funeral services will occur at a later date in Goliad.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in honor of Alice, who was a cancer survivor, to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice Plus (907C Medical Center Drive, Arlington, TX 76012), which cared for her in her last days.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Alice Marie Najvar
August 2, 2020
We wish to extend our deepest condolences and let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Aunt Alice was always such a kind, sweet person. So many wonderful memories of her as we were growing up and throughout the years.
Rest in peace. God Bless
Jo Ann Oman
August 1, 2020
Annette, so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet mom. I have many fond memories of her. What a blessing she was to so many!! God’s peace.